Auction 146, Lot 545

"Poloniae Descriptio", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Poland

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4 x 2.9 inches
10.2 x 7.4 cm

A miniature map of Poland, filled with information on towns and rivers. Pietro Maria Marchetti produced the second pocket atlas based on Abraham Ortelius' folio Theatrum. It is often referred to as the plagiarized version of the Epitome. The copper plates are closely copied from those of Philip Galle's 1593 Italian edition. On a full sheet of Italian text (5.5 x 7.5").

References: King (2nd Edition) pp. 78-79.

Condition: A

On watermarked paper with show-through of text on verso and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $70

Closed on 9/4/2013

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